Dec 10, 2012 2:00am PST
of them their lives. reporters without borders say somalia, syria and mexico are currently the most dangerous places for journalists. now we meet ana lilia perez, a mexican reporter and writer who found out first-hand that corruption, and not the drug cartels, is the biggest problem in mexico. we caught up with her here in germany. >> taking a walk without a bullet-proof vest -- that's been a liberating feeling for ana lilia pÉrez in the six months she's been in hamburg. at home in mexico she spent the past few years protected by bodyguards to ward off murderous attacks. >> it makes a huge difference to be living in one of the safest countries in the world -- a country where it's not normal to see people being gunned down on the street or where armed groups take over entire villages. this is very positive for me because it helps me realize that the things going on in my country are not normal and that mexicans shouldn't accept that situation as normal. >> the journalist was only 20 when she first made a name for herself as an investigative reporter for daily and weekly newspapers.
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
syria. defense ministry officials say the remaining 14 members will wrap up their mission by mid-january. >>> japan first sent sdf personnel to the golan heights in 1996 as part of a united nations mission to monitor the cease-fire between syria and israel. members have been transporting supplies and providing logistic support. >>> a truck rammed into a bus in pakistan on sunday. police suspect it was an act of sec say sectarian violence. the bus burst into flames, killing at least 19 people. 25 people were hurt and are being treated in the hospital. police say the truck was loaded with explosives. witnesses say its driver appeared to have targeted the bus. shiite muslims were headed to a pilgrimage. new york human base watch says attacks on minority shias are on the rise in pakistan. more than 300 shias have been killed in 2012. >>> venezuelan president chavez has suffered more complications from cancer surgery. the country's vice president suggested the situation does not allow for optimism. the announcement came ahead of a presidential inauguration ceremony for chavez's fourth
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
in syria have responded to clinton and obama. they say even if such weapons were available the assad administration would not use them under any circumstances against the syrian people. >>> aid workers from the united nations and the european union continue to provide humanitarian services even after u.n. cease-fire monitors withdrew from syria in august. now officials have decided to withdraw their remaining personnel. they say it's just too dangerous. >> the united nations and syria will pull out non-essential international personnel with immediate effect. >> nesirky said any u.n. personnel who stay behind will be restricted to the capital damascus. eu sources said their ambassador and two other diplomats would be recalled. they say about ten syrian employees will take over information gathering and liaison activities. reuters says eight u.n. staff members have been killed since the uprising began in march of last year. >>> the iranian military says it has captured a u.s. intelligence-gathering drone in its air space. but a spokesman for the u.s. navy's 5th fleet denies that